|Handbook of ball-room dancing, by Paymaster-Commander A. M. Cree, R.N., with an introduction - George Grossmith; illustrated with diagrams.|
This manual is designed as a self-teacher for those who cannot or, according to the author, are unwilling to attend dance classes. Additionally, Cree declares the most popular dances to be the Lame Duck Valse, valse, one step, foxtrot, and lancers. Although he includes instructions for a Three Step or Straight Jazz, and a Tango Valse, the manual does not reflect dances that were being performed during the late teens.
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|Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes ... - F. Fertiault ...|
Large portions of this manual on the history of dance are borrowed from other sources including Mme Élise Voiart's Essai sur la danse. The author begins with an examination of Greek and Roman dance and continues through the court dances of Louis XII and Catherine de Médicis. The discussion on French theatrical dance includes mention of two well-known ballerinas, Fanny Elssler and Fanny Cerrito. A wide range of Renaissance and Baroque dances is discussed including the gavotte, pavane, sarabande...
Keywords: Authors: F: F. Fertiault ; Titles: H
|How to become successful teachers of the art of dancing in conjunction with how to manage a favor-german, - Prof. H.N. Grant ...|
Written for teachers of ballroom dance, this manual is illustrated with many diagrams designed to be useful in the classroom. Discussions include how to open a dance class, how to conduct a private lesson, and what to teach. Suggestions on appropriate dances include the mazurka, redowa, and polka. Group dances include descriptions of several figures for the grand march, six figures for the German (also known as the cotillon), and several contra dances.
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|How to dance the revived ancient dances. - Ardern Holt.|
Holt begins his discussion with a history of "chorography" and the work of famed eighteenth-century dancing masters and choreographers Guillaume-Louis Pecour, Pierre Beauchamps, and Raoul-Auger Feuillet. Several pages of dances written in the dance notation system devised by Feuillet are included. Holt's "reconstruction" of the pavan includes the appropriate music from Thoinot Arbeau's 1588 manual, Orchesographie...
Keywords: Authors: A: Ardern Holt; Titles: H
|How to dance. A complete ball-room and party guide. Containing all the latest figures, together with old-fashioned and contra dances now in general use. Also, a guide to ballroom etiquette, toilets, and general useful information for dancers.|
Designed for people, who never learned to dance either because of bashfulness or lack of time or money, this manual covers the bare necessities of dress, introductions, and general etiquette. Descriptions are also provided for quadrilles, schottisch, polka, redowa, waltz, several country dances. The manual concludes with rules for the supper room and advice to waltzers.
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|How to lead the german.|
Devoted entirely to the performance of the German, a popular group dance that consisted of figures or party games. The manual provides instructions for the leader and appropriate etiquette for guests, who are admonished to pay attention to the leader, but, at the same time are warned against "a too dignified deportment," considered disastrous to the general "gratification." Directions for one hundred sixteen figures are given.
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